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. as the overall less than whether the cairo speech he delivered in 2009 or your repeated declaration of prevention of iran nuclear capabilities to not mistake the former for the latter. today as a historian it is the anniversary of my her favorite ever presidential statement on the middle east 70 years ago today president franklin delano roosevelt issued the following statement to the people of the middle east imagine a president saying this. praise unto you the compassion and merciful. me the blessing of god be upon you. the great day for you because we the american and holy warriors have arrived. we have come here to fight the great jihad of freedom. we have come to set you free. today is the 70th anniversary of the landing on north africa so just imagine the president praising the american in jihad of freedom. [laughter] if those are three broad lessons witter the three most urgent find your agenda? because dealing with the rand generally, brain down a side quickly but prevent change the collapse of one or more at additional regime especially monarchies. morocco has figured out how did its surv
went out and gave important speeches at oslo and cairo and yet four years later, opinion of america have improved herein they are, but certainly not to the degree that i think a lot of people, including people in the administration expected them to in this period of time. if you look at the hugh global attitudes index, the most recent one opinion of the united states is in negative territory for every country they serve and the middle east. also china and in the eye. about the only thing the rest of the world likes about america are movie, tv, science and technology. they're not too keen on democracy as america preaches to. so heading now into another four years of the obama administration, where are we and why are we here? how to get somewhere else? how do we live up to that promise? what went wrong -- what's going right in what can we do about it going forward? >> simple. first of all, i don't thing that the favorability ratings -- there we go. so i don't think favorability rating in the pew surveys are evidence of whether were doing something wrong or right and i think it's a hug
thought that ran on the platform of transparency to reach out but i was then cairo with obama's and talking about new beginning everybody was impressed as a reporter was extremely frustrating tried to get my a phone call returned or the email answered it is a battle ever since we formed a of group for those trying to cover the white house trying to get attention from the administration it is very tough. now the president on the campaign trail it is very hard that was the case. cannot explain it contradicted we hope to would have happened but that was not the case. >> i think that was very confusing the first thing obama did let's go to egypt the arab media thought it would have better access to him. >> how does american media bias affect the middle east media? >> if you talk about fox news or "new york times". [laughter] my aspiration is to find the ultimate objective outlet but here in the united states you're frustrated to watch the daily news. will broadcast medium abc, cbs, nbc, cnn, fox, any thing with 9/11 or terrorism always guilty before you are proven innocent and rus
think the last meeting that took place in cairo regarding syria i think was the first meeting after the elections, the american elections, and i think it was an interesting development this because you had a gulf states, and with europeans and with the united states, these are starting to say, all right, think of a strategy to help the addition of syria, and if the lip service is not good enough, they need help in a substantial way. arming is now on the table, de facto whether it's pronounced or not, and it's not a problem, the arabs do that. the saudis will not, the qat it ars, and nobody's talking about american troops on the ground there. this is one most important development and why is it your important? because it is really now in terms of how will it be taken forward with russia and china? will there be confrontation? the question that's going to be asked and needs to be asked is because strategy is needed is to go to the russians and say basically, now what do you want? the president is there for four more years, no more elections, what is it that you want? deliver what the
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